Compensation can be claimed by people who have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. It is usual to claim compensation (money) from the person who can be shown to be at fault for the accident. The common route to take to claim compensation is to contact a law firm. One of the most established personal injury law firms in the UK are Accident Advice Helpline, who help thousands of people with claims every year.
The accident can have occurred in a variety of different settings, for example in the workplace. People who are seeking to start compensation at work claims have lots of questions at the start of the process. Some of the most common questions are below.
Can I seek compensation at work for a fall from a height?
You can claim compensation if your fall was due to another person’s fault. Sometimes it is not clear who was at fault for an accident, and it can take some time to establish this. Compensation law is a specialised area, but a personal injury lawyer with expertise and experience in workplace accidents will be able to handle this for you. Accident Advice Helpline work with an extensive team of in-house solicitors, so a lawyer with expertise in the area that you require will not be hard for us to find.
Can I claim compensation at work for exposure to a dangerous substance?
Sometimes, workers are made ill or injured because they have been exposed to a dangerous substance at work. In some circumstances, this can be shown to be the fault of the employer. It may be that the worker was not trained properly in how to handle the substance, or it may be because they were not given the appropriate protective equipment. This will be looked into as the claim for compensation progresses.
Can I claim compensation at work for an accident that happened a while ago?
It is always best to start a claim as soon as possible after the accident, as this way all of the circumstances are still fresh in everyone’s mind and paperwork, etc. are at hand. However, it is usually possible to claim up to three years after the accident.
How much money will I receive for a compensation at work claim?
Every workplace accident and every injury are different, so it is not possible to accurately predict exactly how much compensation a claimant will receive. Some cases take much longer than others to resolve as well. Accident Advice Helpline work hard to secure a fair level of compensation for you as quickly as is possible.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to make a claim.
Date Published: 7th May 2013
Author: Sharon Parry
Category: Accident at work claim